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Keratosis Pilaris Laser Hair Removal
Keratosis pilaris causing many countless ingrown hairs, laser hair removal an option to kill problem at root?
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
I would not recommend
I would only seek a trained professional for that treatment especially with a skin condition. ...Read more
No: Keratosis pilaris may be helped with some keratolytic creams like retin a, (tretinoin) glycolic acid, etc. Use of ipl (flashlamp laser) may help control the redness of the sites. Hot bathes with good exfoliation is good to help control bumpiness. This very common and is a dominant genetic condition, . Affecting almost half of the adult population worldwide. ...Read more
I have keratosis pilaris and was wondering if it could potentially be harmful to my skin to proceed with an ipl hair removal treatment?
Is it a good idea to use hair removal creams such as veet or revitol, on areaswith keratosis pilaris?
Can be: Depends on the extent of desired hair removal. Does require several visits to remove most unwanted hair as the hair can only be destroyed during its growing cycle. Many hairs are in resting mode and will not be effectively removed. Set intervals for retreatment is the way the hairs will be most effectively reduced. ...Read more
Yes: No such thing as hair removal - rather hair reduction. Every treatment with an effect laser (i.e. Diode, or alexandrite) reduces the growing hair by 80%. Since hair growth is cyclical, you must go for treatments every 4-6 weeks. Other lasers are less effective. Do your research before actually going to a laser clinic! ...Read more
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Yes: Age is less a factor than the locations and color of the hairs themselves. It requires a series of treatments, since laser is effective only when actively growing. Some hairs are in resting phase and not as susceptible. Additional treatment in planned series will find the majority in the active growth phase. Laser seeks color and is best on dark hair growth areas. ...Read more
One who is trained: LASER hair removal is done by lots of non-physicians some are trained may even has license in some states, others learned by hands on training from some one. Verify before taking all precautions like like protecting eye etc. It is a fafe procedure. ...Read more
There is always risk with laser or any procedure, make sure you go to a licensed
medi-spa I personally have not seen any issues with laser hair removal it does take a series of laser treatments. ...Read more
Buttocks hair remova: Yes, buttocks can be treated quite effectively with laser hair removal. All private areas can be treated. ...Read more
Intense Light: Laser light to remove hair actually is very intense light that shines on hair and travels down the hair shaft to the follicle where the hair is produced. The energy literally burns the follicle and destroys it. The hair may grow back, but if it does, it is usually more fine and lighter in color. ...Read more
No: Its a cosmetic procedure.Get a more detailed answer ›
Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to achieve the best results. ...Read more
Skin reactions: The main side effect of laser hair removal is the effect on the skin from the laser. There is heat generated from the laser to kill the hair follicle and the surrounding skin may have some heat rash, blisters, scarring, or pigmentation. If the laser is set correctly you will have permanent hair removal with only a small and short lived local reaction. ...Read more
Later that day: Sure. Laser energy is absorbed mainly by the pigment in the shaft of the hair. Energy transferred to the stem cells in the base of the hair follicle kills them. That heat temporarily "opens" up the pores of the skin, but the epidermis should be left intact. You can use deodorant and anti-antiperspirants starting a few hours after your treatment. If you get blisters or crusting, avoid them. ...Read more
Depends on skin type:
The yag is a good laser for darker skin color because it is less pigment sensitive. That said it can be safely used on all skin types.
The yag will generally perform a good hair reduction. If you are light skinned there are other lasers such as the diode 810 or the alexandrite which may have a better (slightly) response. If you like the person you saw go ahead the yag will work. ...Read more
Cosmetic: Although the devices and procedures should be monitored carefully by a physician's office, I would consider this to be a cosmetic procedure. ...Read more
Yes: Laser hair removal only works on darkly pigmented hair; it will not work well on white/grey/blonde/lt brown hair. The skin color will not make too much of a difference. ...Read more
Time frame?: Laser hair removal requires multiple sessions - so it takes longer to do, but has the advantage of long-term hair reduction. Waxing gives a quicker result - but has the disadvantage of being temporary. ...Read more
IN MY OPINION:
NO! .....it is HARSH, IRRITATING...and you already are having a possibly "irritating" procedure being performed!
My opinion only!
Dr Z ...Read more
Credentials: There are a lot of doctors and practicioners who can offer laser services such as hair removal. I've heard an increased number of advertisements on the radio here in ohio lately, many as free standing offices which may not even have the doctor onsite. I would suggest going to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who offers these procedures who would be the actual experts in laser hair. ...Read more
No, None at all: There is no such connection that is known. ...Read more
Yes: Hypo pigmentation can occur with laser therapy. It is often unwanted but is safe. ...Read more
You should try to divide the treatments in separate appointments. Doing the whole body at one time may be too traumatic. It may be done as one session when the hair density is less later in the treatment series.
Hope this helped. If you have a follow up question please let me know.
D. Farzaneh. ...Read more
Depends on Area: Hair cycles at different rates in different body areas and this will effect the length of time needed to treat an area. Laser hair removal only works on the hair that is in the active growth phase. ...Read more
Probably not: In general, laser or IPL tends to increase pigmentation transiently after the treatment especially among those with olive or darker complexion. If you suffer a 3rd degree burn at the site, then you may lose pigment at that site that may or may not be permanent. Vitiligo is considered an autoimmune disorder and different from loss in pigment from injury. ...Read more
Laser hair removal: In any area does not utilize ionizing radiation, and the laser energy penetrates only a mm or two, so there is never any risk of deeper tissue damage or concern. If performed properly, the hair is gone. Side effects can be redness, blistering, inflammation, folliculitis, etc. Infection or scarring are rare. Skin in this area is tender, so treatment parameters and intensity needs experienced care. ...Read more
Laser hair removal is technique for reducing the thickness and number of hairs on the skin, by heating the hair follicles with a laser. The greater the color contrast between the hair and the skin, the more effect the treatments. A series of treatments is usually necessary to ...Read more